CARICOM to Open Diplomatic Mission in Kenya Soon – Community Chair

Chair of CARICOM, the Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will soon open a diplomatic mission in Kenya, the Hon. Gaston Browne said as he committed to strengthening relations between CARICOM and Africa during his term as Chair of the regional integration movement.

The Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister made the announcement during a televised statement to observe Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July 2021.

“CARICOM will, within weeks, formally open a diplomatic mission in Nairobi, Kenya. I have spoken, on several occasions to my dear friend, President Uhuru Kenyatta, and we are both delighted by this development.

“This mission will serve as CARICOM’s platform in Africa with a mandate to develop beneficial relations with all countries on the African continent,” he said.

Prime Minister Browne said he intends to strengthen the institutional relationship between CARICOM and the African Union.

“We have made the first steps, and these efforts will certainly intensify in the months and years to follow,” he said.

The Prime Minister added that there was much that could be done at the bilateral level to “unleash the economic and cultural dimensions of our relations.”

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